Mereto is a large village with very limited access to sanitation or bathroom facilities. As a result, open defecation has lead to high rates of disease transmission, diarrhea, and resulting malnutrition. Working with the nearby Health Post and health workers, this project will provide 50 households with double pit latrines and handwashing stations, as well as provide an opportunity for families to participate in health education workshops focused on sanitation, hygiene, maintenance of latrines, and soap-making.
Progress Update: 2/7/2017
Construction is halfway done on 25 latrines and the rollout of handwashing workshops as well as creation of tippy-tap handwashing stations will soon begin.
“Everyone has started working together to make this project possible. We are very thankful to be able to have this help on our village.” — Adam, Project Leader
“My family is thankful that this project is including us. I would not have been able to afford this if it were not for this project. Thank you for helping us.” — Saliouf, Project Participant
“It is great the see a community need being met and the community members so willing to help out to make this project happen.” — Kathleen, Peace Corps Volunteer